This past weekend, 24 Middlebury College students arrived at the West Monitor Barn for a weekend of work and learning. The goals of the weekend were to Be Safe, Have Fun, Work Hard, and Learn Much.
One of the highlights was an encounter with a black bear, who rambled along as the crew was completing a tool count. The bear was approximately 15 feet away when it noticed the group of awestruck students, and it retreated quickly into the underbrush.
This Middlebury crew also worked on the Farm at VYCC to harvest several trailer loads of pumpkins, winter squash, and potatoes. In doing so, they learned about food security in Vermont and how the Farm at VYCC is playing a huge part in this state wide issue.
For more information on group volunteer weekends, please contact Kelsey Adams at 802.434.3969 ext. 113.